Companions in crisis, do not run during challenges: Yogi

Mumbai, Jan 5 (Representative) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that ‘New Uttar Pradesh of New India’ does not run away from challenges, it faces them. While interacting with the people of UP, Yogi said, “During the biggest pandemic of the century, the novel coronavirus, when the migrants faced the crisis of migration, UP supported everyone. Be it migrants or residents, everyone’s safety was ensured. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today’s UP is full of self-confidence and is moving towards becoming self-reliant. “Yogi, who reached the country’s financial capital Mumbai, started his two-day tour with a dialogue with the people of UP. Greeting the enthusiastic migrants, he said, “All of you have been witness to the changes that have taken place in UP in the last 5 to 6 years. UP, which was facing an identity crisis five years ago, is telling a new story of development today. The people of Azamgarh did not even get Dharamshala in Mumbai, but today an airport and a university are being built in the same Azamgarh. “The CM said that now the youth of the state does not hide his identity and with pride that he is from UP. Sharing the efforts of UP for change, he said that before 2017, daughters were not safe in the state and poor and businessmen felt insecure.

He said, “With the formation of the government, we focused on two subjects, ensuring safety of daughters and putting an end to all illegal activities in the state. Then we shut down illegal slaughter houses and took steps to stop encroachments on the land of the poor. We formed an anti land mafia task force to set free illegally occupied lands and started many development projects there. “Yogi said that when the government was working for the safety of daughters, some people raised questions, but when the elections came, these safe mothers, sisters and daughters reposed their faith in the policies of Prime Minister Modi.Referring to the success of the government in connecting more than five lakh youth with government jobs in five and a half years, the CM said that all unnecessary interference in the working of the selection commissions have been stopped. He said, “We gave them autonomy but also fixed accountability and the result was that more than five lakh youths got government jobs and no questions were raised regarding fairness of appointments. The recruitments took place with absolute transparency and accuracy. This increased the faith of the youth in the government. This is the reason that after 37 years a government was elected for the second time in a row with a two-thirds majority. “Referring to better law and order and policy reforms for investment, Yogi said that there was a time when there used to be riots every second or third day in UP.

“Today more than 5 years have passed without a single riot anywhere. There has been a massive change in the image of the state due to better law and order situation,” he said. He said, “Similarly, under policy reforms, the government has implemented 25 new industrial sectoral policies.”The CM said that the government has developed infrastructure to ensure better connectivity through air, water, road and rail networks. “The state has the country’s largest railway network and the junction of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor is also in Greater Noida,” he said. He said that with the development of existing international airports at Lucknow, Varanasi and Kushinagar and new airports at Jewar and Ayodhya, UP is going to become the only state in the country with 5 international airports. Yogi said, “The international airport at Jewar will be the largest international airport in India. Not only this, 9 airports have also been made operational for domestic connectivity of airways and work is going on at 10 other airports. “Sharing his experience, the CM said that before 2017 there was only one flight from Gorakhpur to Delhi while today there are 14 flights.

“Today airports are also being built in Shravasti, Saharanpur, Aligarh, Azamgarh. The country’s first waterway connecting Varanasi to Haldia port has become operational. Now there is also a plan to connect it with Saryu in Prayagraj and Ayodhya,” he said. He said that understanding the limitations of the landlocked state, the government has adopted a different policy to facilitate movement of goods and is promoting development of dry-ports. “In terms of road connectivity, the state has emerged as a role model for other states,” he said. Yogi said that the single window system of UP has been appreciated at the national level, where more than 350 NOCs are being easily obtained for industrial projects. “Not only this, recently we have also developed the Nivesh Sarathi portal for monitoring the MoUs of industrial investment and giving timely incentives to the investors,” he said. The CM also invited suggestions from everyone for the betterment of the state, as well as informed about the success of the team UP which went to 16 countries of the world for the Global Investors Summit.